CASE-ing the Catty - Easter Sketch Challenge Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at  Siobhan's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This is the second week of our sketch challenge to create a card for Easter.

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This week I have turned the sketch 90o to the left to create a landscape orientation for my card. 

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends & Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the rest of the strip of designer paper from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper pack that I cut for my card last week. The reverse side of the pretty Mint Macaron and gold foil design is this sweet floral design that says Easter/Spring to me. We seemed to have skipped Autumn for a very wet and wintry weekend here in Melbourne, so this pretty floral design boosts my spirits. I layered it on a Whisper White panel with the pretty decorative edge that was cut with a die from the new Ornate Borders Dies.  All of the products in the Ornate Garden Suite, which is new in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue are now available to purchase from my Online Store and there is lots to love!

The floral panel was adhered to a card front-sized panel of Petal Pink that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I've wrapped some of the 1/4" Terracotta Tile silky and shimmery ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack around the panel and finished it with a bow. The Petal Pink panel was adhered to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. 

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I have coloured the sweet rabbit from the Fable Friends stamp set with Stampin' Blends. I've used Crumb Cake (light and dark) for the body with a touch of light Petal Pink in the ears, on the nose and cheeks. I wanted to match his jacket to the darker of the small flowers in the floral print, which is a lighter and slightly pinker shade of Terracotta Tile. As we don't have that colour in our Stampin' Blends, I have improvised with a combination of Light Calypso Coral and Light Cajun Craze and I then went over it with the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil to add the pinkish tone. I've fussy cut the image on the line and popped it up on the stitched oval. I added some grass and sponged colour in Old Olive at the base of the oval to ground him. The finished embellishment was popped up over the floral panel and I added the coordinating small flower from the Ornate Style stamp set at the bottom.  The 'happy' is die cut in Whisper White using the Well Written Dies and the 'easter' from the retired Crazy For You stamp set has been heat embossed in white and then cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends & Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a stamped the border of the writing panel with the small flower cluster from the Ornate Style stamp set and then coloured it with Stampin Blends in Dark Petal Pink and Old Olive with the centre in Light Calypso Coral. I then went over the flowers lightly with the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil to create the slightly pinkish tone in the designer paper.  

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends & Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Fable Friends, Ornate Style, Crazy About You (retired), In The Meadow (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Terracotta Tile, Ornate Garden Specialty Garden DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle, Old Olive
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Subtle 3D EF, Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Ornate Borders Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Old Olive), Watercolor Pencils

 

We would love to see the Easter cards you make, using this sketch for inspiration. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my Easter project, with this great sketch.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Easter Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the amazing creativity of my lovely friend Tina, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we have a sketch challenge to create a card for Easter.

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This is a great sketch and I've got a lot more ideas for it, but for this week I've created a card that represents the true meaning of Easter. Although I don't usually send many cards for Easter, I always send them to our Mothers. 

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The inspiration for this card came when I opened my new pack of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Mint Macaron design with gold foil detail is soft and elegant and I thought it would work well for the type of card I had in mind. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a layer of Gold Foil. Next is a layer of Whisper White and I stamped the floral spray from the Hold Onto Hope stamp set in the corners with Mint Macaron ink. The stamped layer was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it is not apparent in any of the photos; it adds a nice texture to the background. I have placed the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings under the oval rather than across it as shown in the sketch.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP & Hold Onto Hope for Easter - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I cut a 2" strip of the designer paper and adhered it flat onto the art panel. For the embellishment, I die cut the largest of the stitched ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies in Gold Foil. I've used the Cross of Hope Dies to cut the 2 layers of the cross; the solid Mint Macaron base topped with the open design cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper and popped up on the gold foil oval. The small cross was cut from Gold Foil and adhered flat and I finished with one of the clear Epoxy Droplets. I added a double bow on the side with the 1/4" Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add some softness. 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP & Hold Onto Hope for Easter - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Gold Foil mat and I added a strip of the designer paper at the base. On the white writing panel, I have stamped the wreath from the retired stamp set Wishing You Well in Mint Macaron and in the centre I have gold embossed the sentiment from the retired His Grace stamp set. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Hold Onto Hope, Itty Bitty Greetings, Wishing You Well (retired), His Grace (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Gold Foil, Ornate Garden Specialty Garden DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Mint Macaron
Accessories 1/4" Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Clear/Frosted Expoxy Droplets, Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Cross of Hope Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat Gun

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Michelle has to inspire you this week. 

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of  a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue, giving it a male twist. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my Easter project, with this great sketch. I'm looking forward to showing you a totally different card with this sketch next week.

Don't forget that Sale-a-bration finishes this Tuesday, 31 March 2020, so you have just a couple of days to redeem FREE items with a qualifying order.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Sale-a-bration Release 2

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Lauren's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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It's week 2, taking inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure. I was in Perth for last week, but managed to get a card made today.

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I chose the card above from page 7 of the Second Release brochure for my inspiration. I really like the asymetric layout of the card.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have a Thick Whisper White card base and I stamped the greeting from the lovely Positive Thoughts stamp set at the bottom in Gorgeous Grape ink.  I added the Pool Party vellum from the So Very Vellum Speciality DSP to the front of the card. I positioned the vellum over the card front and then marked on the left and right where I wanted it to finish and then cut between the marks.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped 2 sets of the flowers from the Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday To You stamp set and then coloured them with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. Highland Heather was used for the flowers, Mint Macaron for the leaves and Daffodil Delight for the flower centres and berries. I chose to fussy cut them on the line (but there are dies available to crop them) and positioned them along the edge of the vellum.  A sprinkle of the pretty Gold Glitter Enamel Dots is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a wide mat of Pool Party and then a very narrow mat of Highland Heather around the Stitched Rectangle writing panel. I've stamped the Maidenhair Fern image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the corners in Mint Macaron ink and added one of coloured flowers to the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

We will need to send lots of 'thinking of you' cards in the next months as we are forced to stay isolated in our homes. Receiving a paper hug in the mail will be really important to our friends and loved ones. I will be making a few more of these cards in different colour ways to have on hand. The pretty So Very Vellum Specialty DSP is available to redeem as a Level 1 Sale-a-bration option until 31 March 2020 or while stocks last. 

Project Details
Stamps Positive Thoughts, Happy Birthday To You (Sale-a-bration)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Highland Heather, So Very Vellum Specialty DSP
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Mint Macaron
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Markers (Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Shannon has to inspire you this week. 

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of  a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue, giving it a male twist. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project, inspired by the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure.   Don't forget that Sale-a-bration finishes on 31 March 2020, so you have just over a week to redeem free items with a qualifying order. Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Adding a Male Twist

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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It's week 2, CASE-ing a card from the January- June Mini Catalogue and giving it a male twist. 

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I chose the card abovefrom page 11 for my inspiration. I was drawn to the double frame and simple layout. Those critters are very cute, but I decided to pull out the products from the Country Club Suite for the first time. 

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have a card base in Night of Navy and I added a double frame over the golfer image.  I've cut one frame in Seaside Spray with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and a second smaller frame from the argyle patterned paper from the designer paper Country Club DSP pack. I like the window -like effect that it gives the image when they are adhered together and it also makes the frame more robust. To balance the frame I've tied some Garden Green twine from the Country Club Twine Combo pack around the left end of the card.

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the line images from the Country Club Designer Paper for my art panel.  This is a great addition to the paper pack. This piece of DSP is designed to be cut into 4 horizontal strips of 3" and then each 3" strip is cut into 4" pieces. I have coloured the main areas with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. You need to use a light touch as the paper is more prone to bleeding than Whisper White. I photocopied the image and create a mask so I could do some ink blending with Balmy Blue for the sky. The frame was popped up over the part panel for more dimension. The birthday greeting from Clubhouse stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink and cropped with the banner die from the coordinating Golf Club Dies. I've popped it up on a Garden Green stitched label from the All Dressed Up Dies.

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a strip of the designer paper on the right and I've stamped the golf ball image on the left and coloured it with Stampin' Blends markers.

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Clubhouse
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Country Club DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Country Club Twine Combo Pack, Country Club Elements
Tools     Golf Club Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Soft Suede, Seaside spray, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Real Red, Petal Pink)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rebecca has to inspire you this week. 

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of  a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue, giving it a male twist. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project, giving a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue a male twist. Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo Kerchief Card Kit - Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Tina's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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It's week 2, CASE-ing the colour combos from the Kerchief Card Kit on page 9 of the Sale-a-bration brochure. As you can see from the photo above, there are 2 cards, each with their own colour combination. 


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This week, I'm CASE-ing the colour combo of the Poppy Parade card shown above. I almost wimped out on this challenge, as this is not a colour combo I would normally use. But hey, that is what a challenge is all about!

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So, this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a card base in Thick Whisper White and die cut the stitched frame with the Stitched Rectanges Dies from Petal Pink card stock.  The card base was trimmed to 14cm (5 1/2") to better fit the stitched frame. I positioned the frame on the card base and stamped the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Early Espresso ink.   I dry embossed the front of the card base with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add texture and adhered the stitched frame flat onto the card.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the Poppy Moments Dies to create the two poppies and used some more of the elements from the Kerchief Card Kit for embellishment. I started by colouring a piece of Vellum card stock with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends marker. I used the side of the brush tip to go across the vellum. I wasn't too particular about it as I wanted to create some shading, although you can't see that in the photo. You need to put the piece aside and wait for it to dry. In the meantime I die cut a Whisper White Base for each flower and the 'frame' in Poppy Parade card stock. Just the centres of each flower were cut again in Early Espresso card stock.  You can use just the vellum for the flower, which looks pretty too, but I prefer not to see the leaves underneath. It also enhances the colour of the vellum when your background isn't white.

I wanted the flower edging to be a little darker than the coloured Vellum, so I went over it with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends marker before adhering the Early Espresso centres. Once the Vellum was dry I cut another base for each poppy and then layered it all up, just attaching each layer in the centre to give it a more layered feel. I finished the larger one with Gold Foil stamens, popped up. I popped up the large poppy in the centre and then positioned the Pear Pizzazz leaves and Gold Foil leaves from the kit. 

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I continued with the frame theme, adding another in Petal Pink, with the smaller poppy embellishment in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'll be using the pretty Petal Pink lined envelopes that come in the Kerchief Card Kit to send the card.

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Gold Foil, Vellum
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls,  Kerchief Card Kit
Tools     Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Dark Poppy Parade)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the uber talented Angela has to inspire you this week. 

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of the Kerchief Card Kit using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo Kerchief Card Kit

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rose's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing the colour combos from the Kerchief Card Kit on page 9 of the Sale-a-bration brochure. As you can see from the photo above, there are 2 cards, each with their own colour combination. 

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This week, I'm CASE-ing the colour combo of the Coastal Cabana card shown above. This is my favourite of the two colour combos.

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You might be wondering where the Pear Pizzazz is, but if you look carefully, there are some leaves behind the Gold Foil die cuts. 

Card kits are fabulous for quickly creating a stash of cards, plus, they are very portable. You can easily take them with you when you travel or go on holiday. I like to take one when I go to visit my Mum, so I have something to do when she is reading or napping.  

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The other great thing about card kits, is that you can use the elements in the kit to create something entirely different and that's what I have done this week. I started with a Night of Navy card base and heat embossed the greeting from Happy Birthday To You at the base in white. Next I added the white lacy layer. This is the first time I've used the Stitched Lace Die and the edgelit that creates the pretty border on the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used 2 of the large roses from the Kerchief Card Kit as the focus of my embellishment. They are very soft and pretty, but I decided to add a bit more depth by using a Coastal Cabana watercolour pencil to add some colour around the edge of the rose and a bit more shading. The roses are layered on a Night of Navy stitched oval  with some of the Gold Foil leaves from the kit and the cute embossed Pear Pizzazz leaves from the Birthday Dies set. The stitched oval sits on a strip of Night of Navy to ground my embellishment. The roses are a lighter shade of Coastal Cabana that is closer to Pool Party, so I cut a narrow strip off one the cards to put on the navy strip. Underneath the navy oval is a large Vellum oval that softens the background behind the roses. I finished with a little bow, using a couple of strands of the White Flax Ribbon left over from another project.

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for my writing panel. At the base I added a piece of the stitched lace with the die cut edge and covered the join with a narrow border of Night of Navy and a narrow strip from the card. I have used another rose from the Kerchief Card Kit, adding the extra colour to the edge and shading. 

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
 Ink Versamark
Accessories White Flax Ribbon, Kerchief Card Kit
Tools     Stitched Lace Dies, Birthday Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what my lovely friend Tina has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Kerchief Card Kit over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. 

If you've just come from looking at Rachel's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week 2, CASE-ing the layout of the Koala card in the photo above. 

CTC262_SketchHere is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I've kept my card really simple, using beautiful designer paper to do the heavy lifting. I have a Thick Whisper White card base and a layer of the Lovely Lipstick painted canvas design from the Sale-a-bration Lily Impressions Designer Paper.  I have two stitched rectangles using a lovely floral design from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. I cut a 4cm strip and adhered it to some Whisper White before die cutting to give it some body. In the centre is a stitched rectangle cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. It isn't one of the designated colours, but it works well with the lighter tone of Old Olive. 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I added a Vellum oval across the centre before popping up my stitched oval with the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I've stamped some of the flowers from the Dressed to Impress stamp set to embellish the oval, colouring them with Stampin' Blends. The foliage is die cut from Old Olive card stock using dies from the Birthday Dies set, which is one of the new Sale-a-bration Coordination options now available. I feel that it needs a bit of bling, but couldn't make it work!

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Dressed to Impress, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Vellum, Best Dressed DSP, Lily Impressions DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories  
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Birthday Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Rococo Rose)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Koala in the next week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. 

If you've just come from looking at Lauren's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we are CASE-ing the layout of the Koala card in the photo above. 

CTC262_SketchHere is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, I couldn't help myself, lol, I just had to CASE the Koala card because it is so darn cute!  I wanted to make my card distinctly girly though, so I have used a different colour combo. My card base is Pool Party and I've added a layer of the icecream designer paper. My stitched panels are die cut from Grapefruit Grove card stock for the background of the Smoky Slate Koalas. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
These Koalas are set to party, with the first one holding a triple scoop icecream, fussy cut from the designer paper; the second with the party hat holds the birthday greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and the third is holding a bunch of balloons I stamped and fussy cut.  Did you notice the cute banner? No, you didn't miss this design in the paper pack; I have stamped the small square image multiple times in a row and then die cut the banner from it. The So Saffron metallic twine (that is more like Daffodil Delight) from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack  was used for the cute bows.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a panel of Whisper White and I have hand cut the row of birthday candles at the base. The greeting is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and I've added another banner  across the top using the same square stamp, this time in Mango Melody. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I'm really happy with how this card turned out. It looks the similiar but so different from the sample, which is the great thing about CASE-ing!

 

Project Details
Stamps Bonanza Buddies, Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, Birthday Bonanza DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Rhinestones, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration), Assorted Pompoms
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

I had in mind another card and this time I turned the sketch on its head, literally!  Yes, you can do that! Let your creativity be inspired by, but not limited to what you see in the sketch. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This time I have a soft and pretty card, perfect for an engagement, wedding or anniversary. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base in a portrait orientation and added the panel of Petal Pink and Champage Foil accented designer paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper that I had layered onto Champagne Foil.  The 3 panels were die cut from Champagne Foil with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and positioned horizontally to form the background for the cherry blossom spray from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the large cherry blossom image with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for a soft look and cropped it with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I have cut the cherry blossom branch in two and inserted the greeting from the Here's A Card stamp set and added some extra leaves and a bud to soften the edge of the greeting banner.  The Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon is tied around the bottom panel to finish in a bow at the bottom of the floral spray. I have coloured, fussy  cut and popped up the 2 flowers with the Champagne Rhinestone centres for added interest and texture.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Petal Pink mat for my writing panel and the greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in the centre. At the base is more of the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge ribbon and the top section of the cherry blossom image.

This card is so soft and pretty in real life and I hope the recipients love it too.

 

Project Details
Stamps Forever Blossoms
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP, Champagne Foil
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, 
Accessories Champage Rhinestones, Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cherry Blossom Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Mint Macaron)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Siobhan has to inspire you this week. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Week 1

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. It is week 1 of CASE-ing the Sale-a-bration Brochure and we are free to choose from all of the amazing projects shown. 

If you've just come from looking at Tina's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

 

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The Happy Birthday To You stamp set is one of my absolute favourite items from the 2020 Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I selected the card above for my inspiration sample.  I love the birthday cake image as it perfect for colouring in lots of different ways. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Rococo Rose card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake that was dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I used a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink around the edges to add some depth.  Next, I  embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then used a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting twice to create a custom size for my cake. I matted it on Rococo Rose and popped a piece of the Pearlised Doily underneath before adhering it on the right hand side of the card. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used Rococo Rose & Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the flowers on the cake with Gray Granite for the stand and centres of the flowers. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew that I would want to fussy cut the cake and those sweet flowers and I popped up the cake on the embossed panel.  However,  you will be pleased to know that from 4 February, you will be able to purchase the coordinating Birthday Dies for this stamp set. The greeting from Happy Birthday To You was heat embossed in white on Rococo Rose and flagged. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

In addition to a die to cut the complete cake with stand and flowers, there is also a die to just cut the 3 flowers - woohoo! You can now use those sweet flowers on lots of projects without fussy cutting. There are also some foliage dies and a separate cake stand as well.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have cut the 2 largest Stitched Rectangle Dies in Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I stamped another cake image and used the die I mentioned above to crop the 3 flowers. I cut away the separate flower and popped it in the corner, with the joined flowers at the base. I did cut these apart too, popping up the larger flower. I stamped a few of the little dots in Crumb Cake ink around the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

While I had everything out, I made this coordinating gift tag. I've used the tag die from the Bonanza Dies on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, with a smaller Stitched Rectangle to cut out the centre.  I popped up the tag frame on a piece of Rococo Rose that I cut to shape by tracing around the tag and then leaving a narrow border. I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays on a piece of Whisper White that I cropped to size with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I stamped the birthday cake and then used the coordinating die to cut the 3 flowers, separating the 2 joined flowers to colour them. I've used one of the foliage dies fom Birthday Dies to cut some additional leaves in Pear Pizzazz.

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Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Versamark, Crumb Cake
Accessories Rhinestones, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, White Baker's Twine, Pearlized Doilies
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Birthday Dies, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Coastal Weave & Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, White EP, Heat gun

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Rose has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE from the Sale-a-bration Brochure over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. It is week 2 of CASE-ing the new January - June Mini Catalogue and we are free to choose from all of the amazing projects shown. 

If you've just come from looking at Kathryn's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week I decide to christen the Timeless Tropical Bundle from the Tropical Oasis Suite

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I selected the project sample above for my inspiration with the Hibiscus and Frangipani flowers as the main focus. They remind me of the days we lived in a tropical area and were typical flowers in the gardens as they are so hardy.

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As you can see I've pretty much done a full CASE of the layout, changing up the colours from the sample for a brighter result.  My base card is Terracotta Tile and I added the Petal Pink layer that was dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, also part of the Tropical Oasis Suite. The birthday greeting was stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White and positioned under the opening that was cut prior to the embossing. 

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The thing that really struck me when I was playing around with the different elements, is that there are so many options for how you can use this stamp set. You can stamp the images in any colour straight onto Whisper White; stamp the images onto coloured cardstock as I've done for the leaves; or stamp the images and colour them or any combination of the above!  I stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow onto Granny Apple Green card stock for a bold and bright look. There is such a lot of shading in the stamp, it really didn't need anything else. The Hibiscus was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I used a combination of Stampin' Blends and Watercolour Pencils for the colouring. For the Frangipani flowers, I wanted a softer look, so I stamped first in Gray Granite before colouring. I coloured some rhinestones for the Frangipani and sprinkled a few more around.

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple with a white writing panel and I stamped the top of the small pineapple stamp in Granny Apple Green to create the border at the bottom. The Hibiscus flower is partially stamped in the corner in Early Espresso (stamped off) and then coloured with Stampin' Blends and Water Colour pencils. 

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tropical
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Rhinestones, Braided Burlap Trim
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, Coastal Weave 3D EF, In The Tropics Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Blends

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Shannon has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the new January - JUne 2020 Mini Catalogue over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!